Marshall NIH Scholarship


Please consult the program website to confirm details, including applicable deadlines.

Program Purpose: 
Named in honor of the U.S. Secretary of State George Marshall, Marshall Scholarships commemorate the humane ideals of the Marshall Plan and the continuing gratitude of the British people to their American counterparts. Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom.
Program Description: 
Jointly funded by the Marshall Commission and the National Institutes of Health, NIH-Marshall Scholarships support research in bioscience, medicine and related disciplines, with a predominant application in bioscience. Applicants may study at any appropriate U.K. Institution. NIH-Marshall Scholars receive joint supervision from their British University and the NIH, and ultimately receive a doctoral degree from the British Institution. The Marshall Commission funds the first 2 years of the Scholarship for study in the UK. NIH funds the 3rd and 4th years for research at NIH in Bethesda. For further information about NIH Programs, see:
Program Benefits: 
The Scholarship provides university fees, cost of living expenses, an annual book grant, a thesis grant, research and daily travel grants, fares to and from the United States and, when applicable, a contribution towards the support of a dependent spouse. NIH-Marshall Scholars interested in combined-degree MD/Ph.D. training, may apply for support from the NIH MD/PhD Partnership Training Program. For further information on the NIH MD/Ph.D. Partnership Program in relation to Marshall Scholars, see:
Application Process: 
To be eligible, applicants must first be selected as Marshall Scholars, applying in the usual way. Applications are made in one of 8 regions in the U.S. Candidates may apply in one region only – either that in which they have their permanent home address or that in which they are studying.
Applicant Profile: 
Marshall scholars are intellectually distinguished, America's "potential leaders, opinion formers, and decision makers," "who will contribute to advancement of knowledge in science, technology, humanities, social sciences, and creative arts at Britain's centers of academic excellence." Preference will be given to candidates who combine high academic ability with the capacity to play an active part in the life of the United Kingdom university to which they go, and to those who display a potential to make a significant contribution to their own society.
Senior or alumnus within two years of receiving bachelor's degree. There are no age restrictions for this program and married persons may apply.
U.S. citizens only.
Program Deadline: 
The national deadline, circa 10.1.11, does not directly apply to students, who must apply for nomination through the University by the campus deadline.
University Deadline: 
Completed applications must be submitted to SF State's fellowship advisor by 9.6.11.
More information: 

Special Instructions for MD/PhD Applicants:

Applicants admitted to the Marshall Scholars program in the same year they are applying to MD/Ph.D. programs are advised not to drop their MD/Ph.D. applications, as stipend and tuition support are available for this course of study from the NIH partnership. More information about the NIH MD/Ph.D.. partnership in relation to the Marshall Scholars program, see:

How To Apply: 
This program requires institutional nomination. Students may not apply directly to the foundation or program. Instead, applicants must apply through the University by the campus deadline. Please note that University nomination is not guaranteed. Applicants are encouraged to work with the fellowship advisor well in advance of the internal deadline to perfect their application essays and other materials.